My guess is you’ve searched this page out because you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
If I’m right, that also means that today’s grid is asking for players who have played for both the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers.
And, I’m also guessing that you’re a little stuck on this particular square and you’re looking for a little help to keep your grid immaculate. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, I’m here to help.
I’ve already done the research and have put together a list of well-known stars along with some more “under-the-radar” players that could land you a low rarity score.
Wayne Gretzky, often referred to as “The Great One,” is celebrated as possibly the greatest ice hockey player ever. Gretzky played 20 seasons in the NHL from 1979 to 1999 for four teams. He is the leading goal scorer, assist producer, and point scorer in NHL history, with more career assists than any other player has total points.
Remarkably, he is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in a season, a milestone he reached four times. He tallied over 100 points in 15 professional seasons, 13 of them consecutive. At his retirement, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular season, 15 playoff, and 6 All-Star records.
When the Oilers joined the NHL, he led the team to four Stanley Cup championships and was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988. This trade is credited with popularizing hockey in California. Gretzky also played for the St. Louis Blues and finished his career with the New York Rangers.
His accolades include nine Hart Trophies as the most valuable player, 10 Art Ross Trophies for most points in a season, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP, and five Lester B. Pearson Awards. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame immediately after retiring, with the NHL retiring his jersey number 99 league-wide.
Gretzky Key Stats
- Stanley Cup Champion (Oilers)
- Hart Trophy (Oilers, Kings)
- 1000+ Career Points (Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Blues)
- 500+ Career Goals (Oilers, Kings, Rangers, Blues)
- 100+ Point Season (Oilers, Kings)
- 40+ Goal Season (Oilers, Kings)
- 50+ Assist Season (Oilers, Kings, Rangers)
Milan Lucic was selected in the second round, 50th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. His combination of size, skill, and physicality has made Lucic a unique player in the NHL, and his style of play has endeared him to fans and teammates alike.
During his time with the Bruins, Lucic played an integral role in the team’s 2011 Stanley Cup victory. Known for his physical play, he has become one of the NHL’s premier power forwards, providing a mix of scoring and toughness. Lucic played with the Bruins until 2015, then had stints with the Kings, Oilers, and Flames.
Lucic has recorded several 20+ goal seasons in his career, including a career-high 30 goals in the 2010-2011 season. He has also been a consistent presence in the playoffs, contributing valuable experience and grit.
Jussi Jokinen is a retired Finnish forward. Jokinen was selected by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round, 192nd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2005–06 season with the Stars and quickly gained a reputation as a top shootout specialist in the league.
Jokinen’s NHL career spanned over 13 seasons, during which he played for nine teams. After his tenure with the Dallas Stars, he played for the Lightning, Hurricanes, Penguins, Panthers, Oilers, Kings, Blue Jackets, and Canucks.
His most productive season came in 2013–14 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he scored 21 goals and totaled 57 points in 81 games. In the 2017–18 season, he became the fourth player in NHL history to play for four different teams in a single season.
Anson Carter is a former Canadian right winger. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 220th overall in the 10th round. Carter started his pro career in the 1996–97 season, initially playing for the Washington Capitals and their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, before being traded to the Boston Bruins in 1997.
Carter’s 10-year career included stops at 8 different teams. After several seasons with the Bruins, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, where he recorded career-highs in assists and points during his second season.
He was then traded to the New York Rangers in 2003, followed by a brief return to the Capitals and a subsequent trade to the LA Kings in 2004. In 2005, Carter signed with the Vancouver Canucks, leading the team in goals and earning the Canucks’ Most Exciting Player Award. He later played for the Blue Jackets and the Hurricanes.